For Immediate Release
Human Rights Groups say Canada Violated Convention Against Torture Obligations
WASHINGTON - On Friday, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) filed a report with the UN Committee Against Torture, arguing that Canada violated its obligations under the UN Convention against Torture (CAT) when it failed to investigate and prosecute former President George W. Bush for torture, during his visit to Canada in the fall of 2011. CCR and CCIJ have asked that the Committee to investigate the case and make specific recommendations to Canada regarding future compliance.
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